Classroom Current Events Day

I’m always thinking of ways to incorporate current events into a science classroom. Recently, Physics & Physical Science Demos, Labs, & Projects for High School Teachers wrote a great post about using the Friday period to discuss current events from any aspect of science.

If you’re interested in this, read the post Science News in the Classroom. Feel free to suggest any other ways you use current events stories in your classroom.


2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Natalie L on October 28, 2012 at 8:56 pm


    I am a current student studying secondary education in the biological sciences, and I love the idea of incorporating current events into the science classroom. My question is how do you find time to do this on a regular basis? I think it is important for students to see real world examples of the material they are studying because it keeps them interested and involved!


    Natalie L.


    • Posted by Becky M on October 28, 2012 at 9:22 pm

      It’s not easy. With my physics students I made current events assignments extra credit. With my 9th grade general science students, we looked at current event article once every other week or I used it as an assignment for students who completed tests early or on a day when we all needed a break in the routine. Best of luck!!


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